- The Washington Times - Tuesday, November 29, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses the war on terror, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis. Attends a Steele for Senate reception, M&T; Bank Stadium, Baltimore. Meets with the national commander in chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Oval Office, White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10:30 a.m. American Petroleum Institute releases the brief summary of its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8114.



FEDERAL AGENCIES

12:30 p.m. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection holds a meeting of the Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee to discuss workload, financial issues and future traffic trends. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/344-1101.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket Number 04-1244 Scheidler v. NOW consolidated with Docket Number 04-1352 Operation Rescue v. NOW

Docket Number 04-1144 Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate will next meet 2 p.m. Dec. 12. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House will next meet 2 p.m. Tuesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Nuclear symposium — all day The Federation of American Scientists holds a symposium on “Rethinking Civilian Control Over Nuclear Weapons Development and the International Fuel Cycle.” Events begin at 10 a.m.

Highlights — 2:15 p.m. John Ahearne of Duke University, and Richard Garwin of the Council on Foreign Relations, “Moving the Nuclear Program from the Department of Energy to the Department of Defense.”

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/454-4680.

Pro-life vigil — 8 a.m. Pro-life groups hold a prayer vigil in front of the Supreme Court as the court hears oral arguments on the Scheidler and Ayotte abortion cases.

Highlight — 9 a.m. Press conference on the future of abortion

Location: In front of the Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE. Contact: 202/547-1735 or 540/538-4741.

Korean economics — 8:30 a.m. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development holds a presentation by Randall Jones, senior economist at the OECD, on “Economic Survey: Korea, 2005.” Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/785-6323.

Pro-choice rally — 9 a.m. The National Organization for Women holds a rally as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the Scheidler and Ayotte abortion cases. Participants include Kim Gandy of NOW and Eleanor Smeal of the Feminist Majority Foundation. Location: In front of the Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE. Contact: 202/628-8669, Ext. 123 or 202/641-1906, 202/547-1735 or 540/538-4741.

Flu conference — 9 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a conference titled, “Critical Dialogues on Avian Influenza: Bringing Together the Public Health, Animal Health, and Wildlife Management Communities.” Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Product safety — 10 a.m. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and U.S. Customs and Border Protection hold a press conference to alert consumers about safety factors when buying gifts; announce a new recall of 6 million products; and warn shoppers how to avoid buying counterfeit products. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 301/504-7063; CBP Public Affairs, 202/344-1780.

NASA briefing — 10 a.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a joint press briefing live from Paris, on the latest results from the Huygens probe and Mars Express orbiter results. Location: NASA, Room CD-61, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-1726, 202/358-1237 or 202/358-1638.

Disability report — 11 a.m. The National Council on Disability holds a briefing on a new report, “The Social Security Administration’s Efforts to Promote Employment for People with Disabilities: New Solutions for Old Problems.” Location: 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/272-2004.

Toxic dumping — 11 a.m. The International Trade Commission conducts a briefing and vote concerning the anti-dumping duty order on granular polytetrafluoroethylene resin from Italy and Japan. Location: 500 E St. SW, Room 101. Contact: 202/205-2000.

Immigration discussion — 11:30 a.m. The Hudson Institute holds a discussion on “Dual Allegiance and the Politics of Immigration.” Participants include Michael Barone of U.S. News & World Report and David Keene of the American Conservative Union. Location: HI, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Mideast conference — noon U.S. Committee for Camp Ashraf Residents holds a press conference, “Tehran Plots Against Dissidents in Iraq.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/315-3905.

Book discussion — noon The Library of Congress holds a book discussion with Dane Kennedy, author of “The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian World.” Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1639.

China discussion — 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion with Marvin Ott, professor of national security policy at the National War College, on “The Dragon’s Reach: China and Southeast Asia.” Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Youth event — 2:30 p.m. First lady Laura Bush participates in a Helping America’s Youth event. Location: Church of the Epiphany, 13th and G streets Northwest.

Katrina discussion — 7 p.m. Campus Progress and the Georgetown Public Policy Institute host: “Conversations With Daschle: Disaster Response in the Wake of Katrina.” Participants include Tom Daschle, former U.S. senator, South Dakota Democrat; and James Lee Witt, former Federal Emergency Management Agency director. Location: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6273.

Landscape awards — 7 p.m. The Maryland and Potomac chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects hold the 2005 Landscape Architecture Awards Celebration. Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat, participates. Location: U.S. Botanic Garden, First Street and Maryland Avenue SW. Contact: 202/216-2363.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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